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Prop. 47 has reduced racial disparities in sentencing, study asserts

January 30, 2018 | Daily Journal
(Subscription required) A study commissioned by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon shows Proposition 47 has reduced racial disparities in sentencing between minorities and white offenders, particularly when it comes to drug crimes.

Delaware Strengthens Bail Reform Movement

January 29, 2018 | Governing Magazine
The problem with cash bail, says Insha Rahman, an expert on bail reform at the Vera Institute of Justice, a research and advocacy organization, is that it isn’t an effective or fair “sorting mechanism” for who should be detained and who shouldn’t.

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Audio: Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye on Access 3D

Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye lays the foundation for reforms within the branch to make access to justice physical, remote, and equal. 

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